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Archive for February, 2017

House Without Borders in Rostov region, Russia / by Architectural studio Chado

Modern homes have long ceased to fit into the idea of “four walls ” , or ” box . ” Now the environment is free to come into the house , and the house seamlessly expands its boundaries , capturing the surrounding area.

One of the most effective and common methods to achieve this effect

– A panoramic windows , which makes the boundary of property and implicit mixed.

In the same project architects have gone further . House ” came out ” not only for by glazing , but also due to structural elements of the roof extending the scope of the building , creating a complex three -dimensional game.

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New Sustainable Wooden Supermarket in Liège (BE) / by MDW ARCHITECTURE and H+G Architects

MDW ARCHITECTURE and H+G Architects have recently completed for Delhaize Group the construction of a new sustainable wooden supermarket in Liège, Belgium.




The singular ambition of this project is to show that a development programme as basic as a supermarket can, if handled with ambition and craftiness, become a subtle operation of urban acupuncture that heals the place where it is built.
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How to Make Old Windows More Energy-Efficient

Many people around the globe have joined in the global conversation about greener living, energy efficiency and self-sustained buildings, simply trying to reduce their own impact and save a bit of money in the process. Energy efficiency is the ability to use less energy to achieve the same result e.g. replacing your lights with energy saver light bulbs provides the same amount of light, with less energy consumption.

In order to make homes more energy efficient people tend to focus on power sources and look into installing solar panels and the like. There are, however, a number of modifications and changes you can make to the existing structures that will improve the energy efficiency of your home by limiting energy wastage, especially regarding insulation and heat loss issues.
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Green Architecture’s Urgent Quest For Cheaper, More Sustainable Energy

Over the years, an increasing number of disciplines have become interested in the concept of creating a sustainable environment. Green Architecture is one of these disciplines and its goal is to create green buildings. These are commercial and residential buildings whose science and style accord with the principles of sustainability.

Green architecture has two clear goals. Its first goal is to minimize the resources used when constructing a building. Its second goal is to provide the building with a form of energy that is inexpensive, does not produce harmful emissions and pollution. Moreover, it’s essential for the future that these homes only use renewable energy.

It’s possible that in the future, all homes will be green buildings. Besides improving the environment, green buildings will also create immense cost savings on energy use. However, even if you don’t live in a green building now, you can still enjoy the benefits of cost saving by enrolling in a new electricity and natural gas plan depending on where you live. If, for instance, you live in Alberta, you have quite a few options. Direct Energy Edmonton and other competitive energy suppliers are making it much easier for homeowners to use the same quantity of electricity at a lower rate.
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Residential Complex “Biosphere XXI”, Valencia / by Luís De Garrido

[Google-translated from Spanish]

1. Objectives má s important

– Build a prototype bioclimatic behave perfectly in any Spanish climate zone. That is, housing that can be self – regulating heat rse in any climate, and therefore available a high capacity to generate heat, and generate fresh, just for its architectural structure. In the same way, the house must have natural devices to reduce, if necessary, the humidity of the indoor air.

– To design a flexible housing with unique design, and you can expand or reduce the number of stays, easily, maintaining its formal perception.

– Conduct a housing model that can be promoted massively, and allows easy customization. That is, each prospective buyer would have a single dwelling.

– Projecting a house that can be fully industrialized, and most of his composing tes can be prefabricated.

– Demonstrate that the most economical and efficient heating system for a bioclimatic dwelling is based on electric radiators, with a night rate.

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How to Determine Your Deck Style

Decks and porches both top the list of things that homeowners and homebuyers most want to see on a home. Decks help increase your enjoyment of your yard and landscaping, and increase your living space during the warmer months. Whether you entertain regularly, or the deck is just for personal use, adding one to your home can really help impact how much you use your outdoors space. Decks come in a wide range of styles, sizes, and materials as well, allowing you to build one to suit your particular needs. Determine your deck style before beginning to make most of the project.

Complementary Style

Above all else, your deck needs to complement the rest of your home’s exterior. For example a sleek contemporary home will look better with a deck that has clean lines and a mixture of low-maintenance decking materials with steel cable railings than it will with a deck that has more traditional features.
Take a look at some of the features that your home already has. The shape, lines of the home, size of the exterior cladding, and its footprint should all go into your final deck decision, as well as where off your home the deck will be positioned. For example, having your deck wrap around one corner of the home might be beneficial if your property isn’t level, giving you multiple points of entry from several different areas. This type of deck matching should extend right to the color of the stain. Consider your siding, architectural shingles, shutters, and even front door to choose a color that will match or complement other accents already in place.


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World Architecture Community Awards Winners Announced!

World Architecture Community is proud to announce the Winners of the 24th Cycle of the World Architecture Community Awards 10+5. Again, we had a great list of projects from all over the globe, spanning from Lithuania to India, from Brazil to Oman, from Iran to the United States, overall from 17 different countries.

10+5 projects were selected by the votes of our jury composed of Honorary Members and Winners of earlier cycles (10) and by the rates of World Architecture Community Members (5), in each of the 3 categories, namely Realised, Designed and Student.

You may now consult all of the awarded projects at the World Architecture Community WA Awards Winners section. Three of these winners are listed below, but make sure to review all of the winners.

Idea Lab in Ciudad de México / by ARCO Arquitectura

Innovating, discovering, experiencing and acting are the main activities which will be held at i.d.e.a. Lab a new space for culture and creation designed by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea executed in Mexico City.
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